Dear Cassini, it is not true that a sense of humour doesn't seem to exist on this forum. Rather that we all have a different sense of humour, whether as individuals, nationalities or beliefs and knowledge.
Your postings here are greatly appreciated because you have knowledge that many here do not have.
You seem to have admired Prince Philip. He was certainly a witty, wordly man. God will judge him for his deeds, his wit won't carry much weight. Of course we can expect that he would have has a good traditional sendoff which deceives some. Sadly there much nastiness associated with him which we are all reaping. Sadly he was part of a conspiacy to destroy Christan civilization. I sincerely hope he repented.
Many thanks Nadir and B from A for your kind words.
As an Irishman, I am well aware of the history of the 600years of English domination of Ireland and Queen Elizabeth's family that goes back to King Henry VIII and what he did to Catholicism in England. I am also aware that the extended Royal family are rumoured to all be masons etc.
That said, my experience of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth is one of an exemplary marriage, faithful to one another for so many years. God only knows how they felt when their childrens' marriages fell apart and the public scandals they had to endure over so many years. each time I read about them, my heart went out to Philip and Elizabeth. For 70+ years they showed the world marriage is forever, and in these times with break-ups and divorces are as common as muck, that was a lesson they showed the world. For that alone, I respected him and his wife. God married the first man and woman Adam and Eve in order to be the way to bring children into the world. As the very first sacrament instituted by God it has to be one of the most important. If ever there was a peferct example of this, it was the marriage and love shown by Philip and Elizabeth.
Which leaves nothing more to say really. When posting his remarks, that showed another side of his personality. Princes are supposed to keep their mouths shut when representing their country. Not Philip, he just couldn't keep quiet. In doing so, he did give most of us a laugh.
So, I might as well end with something funny, just to keep us friends.
'There are three things I was bad at at school, geometry and mathematics.'
'And what else?'
'What do you mean, what else?'